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Reds to strengthen top-four push

Frank Monkhouse | 12 March 2017

Liverpool host Burnley on Sunday

We have a reduced service of just four Premier League matches this weekend, due to goings on in the FA Cup, with Liverpool’s home clash vs Burnley the talking point of Sunday. Click here to place your bets on all of Sunday’s football from across Europe.

Liverpool go into game-28 of their season clinging on to fourth-place and Champions League qualification. Victory on Sunday would put a bit of breathing space between themselves and Arsenal in fifth. With The Gunners losing three of their last four, and being hammered 10-2 in the Champions League by Bayern Munich, The Reds will be keen to pour the pressure on Arsene Wenger’s troops.

Coutinho looks set to return from injury.

Stats support Liverpool win to nil

Jurgen Klopp and co will be out for their own little slice of revenge here, having lost 2-0 to Burnley at Turf Moor back in the summer. Goals from Sam Vokes and Andre Gray completed the upset that day, and the result fell into line with recent head-to-head stats between these two. Followers of the trends will be interested to know that each of the last nine meetings of these sides has seen only one team score. Clicking no in the both to score coupon will earn you 7/10 when playing at Coral, and that should pull its weight in accumulator bets, alongside similar selections.

Sticking with the form and those eager to push their luck a bit further on Sunday should know Liverpool have won to nil six times during that period, and the same again is rather more appealing to the eyes of value-hunters, with our traders handing out 19/20. That looks to be the way to play this one.

Half of the last four at Anfield have ended 1-0 to The Reds, and picking that out in the correct score market will give you a shot at 13/2, which seems well worth an interest. Liverpool haven’t made a habit of winning so far in 2017, but they did beat Man City by that very score to bring the curtain down on 2016, Wijnaldum getting the goal that mattered that day, scoring with just eight-minutes on the clock.

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Gray visitors’ best chance of a goal

Burnley go to Anfield without a win in four, losing to Watford and Swansea, while ending with a share vs Chelsea and Hull during that run. Sean Dyche’s men seem safe from the threat of relegation however, enjoying a nine-point cushion over Middlesbrough in the drop zone.

Beaten 3-2 by Swansea in Wales last weekend – with a stoppage time winner from Llorente proving the difference – Andre Gray got both of Burnley’s goals, and having scored when his employers and Liverpool last locked horns, followers of The Clarets may see him as a shrewd investment to get amongst the goals again, and we’ll give you 4/1 in the anytime scorer market.

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